Dealing With Rudeness And Learning From It. Top Gear.

Learning From The Recent Top Gear Fiasco

The ideal workplace is the epitome of politeness, appropriate behaviour, and soft-spoken words.   In today’s cutthroat world however, the ideal workplace does not exist. Professional jealousy, ego clashes and competition that is far from healthy infest the offices of today’s world, and having to navigate your way through such negativity while still trying to …

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A Few Extra Questions To Hire A Super-Successful VP of Sales

A Few Extra Questions To Hire A Super-Successful VP of Sales

I get sent this resume to review all the time.   Director+ of Sales at Yammer / Salesforce / Successfactors / Pick Your Brand Name SaaS Company.   Took Hot Start-Up from $0 to $30m as VPS from Day 0. Was there “early” through IPO and did amazing things.   That all sounds impressive, for sure. But was …

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Have We Seen The End Of The Pay Rise? [REPORT]

Have We Seen The End Of The Pay Rise? [REPORT]

In recent report, Megatrends set out some of the big economic and social trends that have helped to shape work and working life in recent decades, such as deindustrialisation and demographic change.   While the future is uncertain, it seems likely that many of these trends will continue to have an impact for years or even …

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Absence And Gossip. Putin

Absence And Gossip

The world of management has always drawn its inferences from ordinary and extraordinary situations in out-of-office environments.   Certain human characteristics, in any case, will never change, whatever the setting may be. Management experts for years have interpreted human behavior in all kinds of informal settings and applied them to the office environment, creating management …

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Office Crushes Can Be Tricky

Office Crushes Can Be Tricky [Video]

The office crush. We’ve all gone there.   But how many of us have returned unscathed? Sometimes what you might think is innocent flirting actually sounds like something a sociopath might say.   With some help from UCB Comedy, check out this hilarious video on what you “really” sound like when you try to flirt at …

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What Will HR Look Like In The Future [E-MAGAZINE]

What Will HR Look Like In The Future [E-MAGAZINE]

Two of the questions that people seem to like asking me (usually over a glass of wine) are:   What impact will increasingly sophisticated HR software have on the profession? and: What will HR look like in the future?   I’ll try to give my own very personal viewpoints on these in the course of this …

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Has Job Turnover Slowed Down? [REPORT]

Has Job Turnover Slowed Down? [REPORT]

In a recent report, Megatrends set out some of the big economic and social trends that have helped to shape work and working life in recent decades, such as deindustrialisation and demographic change.   While the future is uncertain, it seems likely that many of these trends will continue to have an impact for years or …

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Succession Plans Improve Employee Engagement [REPORT]

Succession Plans Improve Employee Engagement [REPORT]

Succession planning is a critical component of successful talent management and organizational growth, but it is not a simple undertaking.   Through the results of a recent Software Advice survey of employers and employees, this report will investigate how implementing a succession plan can bring benefits—chief among them employee engagement. It will also explore how …

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4 HRMS Software Selection Dilemmas of 2015

4 HRMS Software Selection Dilemmas of 2015

Choosing the right HRMS for your business and organisation is always a delicate balancing act.   In one hand are your present requirements; what will help you function as you are. In the other hand, you have to bear the future in mind, what functionality will you need in a year’s time? In the third …

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